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Copper River Audiobook

Copper River

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Publisher's Summary

Part Irish, part Native-American, Sheriff Cork O'Connor serves the remote territory of Tamarack County, Minnesota. But big trouble is brewing: a powerful man believes O'Connor killed his son. Now there's a price on the sheriff's head and a bullet in his leg. He finds refuge with his cousin, Jewell, and her teenage son, Ren, in their tiny Michigan town. But when Ren and his friends are threatened, O'Connor must risk his cover to find out why.

Copper River opens with a terrifying scene that sets the tone for the suspense that grows stronger with each succeeding chapter. The narrator's taut performance underscores O'Connor's vulnerability and his vigilance.

Author William Kent Krueger has won two Anthony Awards for his gripping Cork O'Connor mysteries. Set in remote areas of the northwest, each book in the series launches the Minnesota lawman into challenges that push his endurance to new limits.

©2006 William Kent Krueger; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"Krueger has moved to the head of the crime fiction class." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork O'Connor novels are among the best." (Booklist)

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    Roger webster, TX, United States 12-19-10
    Roger webster, TX, United States 12-19-10
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    "Great Book"

    Well William Kent Krueger did it agan with this great mistery. If you like misterys then you will like this one.

    Roger

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Allen Anthony 01-17-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Great location, lots of local color, and all that could be done is a pervert book"

    This book started out fairly well, but it became a book about men that sexually abuse children. And then kill them. I am not a fan of stories about sexually abused children...or the mindless murder of children. Surely today's authors can experience success without exploiting children

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 12-31-13
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 12-31-13 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Solving Murders on the Run"

    Cork is on the run with a price on his head, suspected of murder himself . . . so he runs to his cousin, Jewell, in Michigan . . . where he finds little solace. The mystery continues to unfold, and its as good a story as the first books in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lynda Waseca, MN, United States 08-04-15
    Lynda Waseca, MN, United States 08-04-15 Member Since 2008

    Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.

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    "Cork is on the run for his life!"

    I've been reading the Cork O'Connor series and I just can't get enough! Many of the books in the series could function as a stand-alone, but I would definitely read/listen to the book before this one as this is a continuation of that story. In the book before this, a powerful-and rich man loses a family member and now is looking to get revenge by taking Cork's life (and/or possibly Cork's son's (Stevie) life). Cork is injured, bu gets away and finds refuge with a cousin near "Copper River" in Minnesota up in the wilderness. We don't just get the benefit of another story involving our "hero" of the series, but also the enjoyment of a different location and some new characters including his long-lost family which includes a single mother and her young son, as well as a character who is a female-version of Cork. Cork must rebuild a relationship with his cousin, act as a father-figure to her son as well as try to get himself and his family out of the mess that was created from the book before. Think he can do it? How can he do it plus deal with all the matters that are occurring in his new location? The best way to find out is to read/listen to this book! What are you waiting for?!?!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kitty 09-05-13
    Kitty 09-05-13 Member Since 2016

    Give me a good mystery and I am happy!

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    "Great Series..."

    I am flying through this series. There is always a mystery within a mystery, complex and interesting. I pride myself on figuring out the "who done it" in movies, as well as books. These books keep me guessing and that is a good thing. Plus, the characters are becoming very important to me as they develop. Can't say enough good things!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Ann Mortensen 09-15-14 Member Since 2013

    My favorite style of novel are when nature and history become characters in the story. I prefer insight into myself, people and less action.

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    "OUTSTANDING! All Around!"

    This wonderfully suspenseful, flirty, teasing story between Cork and his delightful assistant was refreshing. Cork remains a faithful family man while away from his wife and children without losing the ability to accept and respect a lovely "Jason Bourne"-type-abilities partner. This story was different. The loving and altruistic focus on a much neglected segment of our society was delightful. WKK portrayed youth truthfully while emphasizing their intelligence, resourcefulness and loyalty with great respect. I love all the mysteries so far, but I'd have to say this is one of my favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Oakwood, GA, USA 03-12-07
    William Oakwood, GA, USA 03-12-07
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    "Great"

    This is one of the best I have Read

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rusty 11-01-16
    Rusty 11-01-16 Member Since 2016

    Good Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "Best of the Series"

    To me, Copper River is the best novel in this series, mostly due to several engaging teen characters and Cork's side kick ex-FBI agent Dina. I enjoyed Dina's personality - smart, strong and capable with a soft side in spite of a difficult past.

    The mystery and suspense was engrossing, although the subject of runaway teens and children abuse was heart-breaking. Somehow the author was able to focus on hope and resilience, rather than the brutality. I also appreciated that the plight of unwanted kids was highlighted without condensation or stereotypes.

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    Ed Culhane 09-10-16
    Ed Culhane 09-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best in the series so far"

    A welcome break from Cork's nasty little town in northern Minnesota, which seems overpopulated with angry jerks. And a welcome break from his often annoying wife. The injured Cork is more laid back here, more thoughtful. Great new characters, with problems and strong emotions, but not out of control. The gruesome perversity of the criminals, who prey on runaway children, is handled deftly by the author, who spares us from lurid, unnecessary detail. Well plotted with engaging characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Thomley 06-05-16
    M. Thomley 06-05-16
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    "insightful"

    Lots of possibilities and plots. tied together very well with lots of emotions entwined throughput.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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